Nak (film)

Nak (Thai: นาค) is a Thai computer-animated dark fantasy horror film that was released on April 3, 2008[2] and aired on TV in Thai PBS Kids.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byNatthaphong Ratanachoksirikul
Produced byPrachya Pinkaew
Boyd Kosiyabong
Written bySaenee Jitsuwanwattana
StarringSasikan Apichataworasin
Chukiet Auimsuk
Supab Chaiwisuthikun
Anyarit Pitakkul
Nawarat Techarathanaprasert
Petchtai Wongkamlao[1]
Music byBoyd Kosiyabong
Distributed bySahamongkol Film International
Release date
  • 2008 (2008)
Running time
100 minutes
Box office$270,308

The story is based on ghosts of the folklore of Thailand, who in this movie shed their sinister reputation and are the heroes. Nak, its central character, is based on the figure of Mae Nak, a Thai female spirit that has a baby and can stretch her arms. Nak's striking fuchsia-colored hair and eyes in this movie are a departure from her alleged looks in traditional lore though.[3] Other spirits familiar to Thai people that appear in this movie are Phi Hua Kat, Krahang, Krasue, Phi Am, Nang Tani, Nang Takian and Phi Phong.

Ghosts from other backgrounds such as Phi Yipun, the scary woman with long, stringy black hair wearing a white gown, a well-known vengeful ghost (onryō) from Japanese horror films based on the Yotsuya Kaidan story, also have a role in the Nak movie.


Led by Nak and her friends, the ghosts of Thai popular tradition fight against a powerful evil spirit that threatens mankind.

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